1987 Chevrolet Caprice Estate 307 Olds from North America
I recommend it to anybody!
- New air-adjustable shocks at 132,000.
- New battery at 133,000.
- Heater switch went, replaced the blower motor and hooked it to a toggle, $30 fix total. AT 141,000.
- Power seats stopped working at 135,000.
- A/C didn't work when I got the car.
- New exhaust cat back at 137,000
- Drivers power window broke (slammed the door too hard) 138,000.
- Rear driver window stopped working, bad switch I believe. 141,000.
I love this car. I bought it for $500 my junior year of high school, and it's needed very little. Besides the heater switch, nothing went bad on the car that was necessary to the operation of it (need heat in Wisconsin Winters).
I won a bet that it would not start and run at -30, and it did, with a 4 bbl quadrajet on her. I drove this car every day, rain, shine, sleet, snow, it was on the road, and with the heavy rear end, could keep up with 4x4's in the snow.
The car is very comfortable as well. Rides like a caddy, has tons of room and 3 rows of seats. I've hauled 8 people, I've hauled plywood, motors, transmissions, everything with this car. It never skipped a beat.
The 307 is a good runner, but leaks and burns, as they all do. It's not built for speed, but for torque. I pulled a Honda Civic that was stuck in gear with it.
I think it's a nice looking car too, lots of wood in and out, power options galore, and an air of class you don't see much in today's cars. I could go on and on all day about how much I love my old wagon.
I've owned a 60 Bel-Air, 2 Crown Vic Interceptors, a 58 Delray, a 79 Electra, a 63 Impala and I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but no car has been like a friend to me like the Caprice has.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2010